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Switch vs Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2017 Update

Switch vs Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – July 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 September 2017 / 6,445 Views

The VGChartz Gap charts are updated monthly and each article focuses on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

Switch Vs. Wii U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 521,480 – Switch

Total Lead: 2,626,572 – Switch

Switch Total Sales: 5,386,574

Wii U Total Sales: 2,760,002

July 2017 is the 5th month that the Nintendo Switch has been available for. During the latest month the gap grew in favor of the Switch by 521,480 units when compared to the Wii U during the same timeframe. The Switch is currently ahead of the Wii U by 2.63 million units.

The Wii U launched in November 2012, while the Nintendo Switch launched worldwide in March 2017. The Switch has sold 5.39 million units, while the Wii U sold 2.76 million units during the same timeframe.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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weraru_1 (on 16 September 2017)

Curbstomp incoming

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p0isonparadise (on 16 September 2017)

Switch will annihilate the Wii U.

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Johnw1104 (on 16 September 2017)

Rather more impressive when you consider the Wii U launched just prior to the holiday season.

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ABizzel1 Johnw1104 (on 17 September 2017)

Not taking anything away from the Switch, because this is going to be a beat down in it's favor.

But launching in the holiday season means absolutely nothing, and if anything it's worse, because you are limited by the amount of console you can produce at launch which means if you can only make 2 million, it doesn't matter if you're in the busy shopping month of the year, you can only sell 2 million.

Whereas launching outside of the holiday means you can sell your 2m consoles to hardcore fans and scalpers (-_-), then turn around 8 months later and enjoy your first holiday when you have enough stock again instead of waiting a full year like Wii U, PS4, and XBO had to.

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Jranation (on 16 September 2017)

Total domination!

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Mar1217 (on 16 September 2017)

Oh boy ... can't wait for that huge cap after the holiday season

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TheBraveGallade (on 16 September 2017)

That flatnine tho

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Ljink96 (on 16 September 2017)


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Dyllyo (on 16 September 2017)

Well, this one is going to be just plain embarrassing

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MarcoCigna97 (on 16 September 2017)

Wow! The switch has sold 45.39 million units!

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